Tens of thousands of people are planning to march from near the United Nations to Trump Tower today as part of the Women's March on NYC. The festivities start at 11 a.m. and are set to go on till late in the afternoon, so if you're not planning to participate, it's probably a good idea to stay away from that part of Midtown.
The NYPD has provided a handy guide to the area street closures, which goes as follows:
- 47th Street will be closed between First and Third avenues
- The west side of Second Avenue will be closed between 42nd and 47th streets
- The north side of 42nd Street will be closed between Second and Fifth avenues
- Fifth Avenue will be closed on the east side between 42nd and 57th streets
- And the march will be letting out on 55th Street between Sixth and Madison avenues
Here's a map of the route:
The route of the Women's March on NYC (The Humans First Society)
And for those impassioned citizens who are attending the march, here are some tips for how to prepare. A relevant excerpt from that post:
In the works for months, the permitted march to Trump Tower is set to begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. with speeches at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (First Avenue at East 48th Street). More than 49,000 people have said they are planning to go on Facebook, and organizers have said they anticipate as many as 100,000, so the march is set up to be highly regimented, including staggered march times, portapotties, sign language interpreters, volunteers to push people in wheelchairs, and medics and emergency therapists along the route.
The Women's March website has much more detail on how to figure out when your segment of the march is supposed to leave, but the short version is that if you go without registering with the organizers or telling Facebook/the FBI that you're going, they want you to come at 4 p.m.
And here's an organizer explaining why she doesn't consider the march "anti-Trump".